PELICAN C n e w s VOLUME XLI NO. 5 “All the news that fits” Movie Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion May 14 & 28 Happy Hour 5:30 p.m. – Wilbanks May 24 Social Club 1 p.m. – Pavilion The PC Office Will Be “Closed” Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day Hurricane Awareness Coffee Tuesday, May 5 Pelican Pavilion • 10 a.m. MAY 2015 Proposed Declaration Amendment Adopted Special Events May 3 & 17 VE At the April 7, reconvened session of the February Annual Meeting, voting was formally closed and results tallied on the proposed amendment to our Declaration of Condominium effectively limiting unit ownership by non-resident investor entities. Of the 570 unit Over 100 people turned out to participate in Pelican Cove’s first ever “Diner en owners (78 percent of all Blanc” on the Wilbanks patio on Sunday, April 27. (photo by Alice Hawrilenko) eligible voters) casting ballots, 52 voted no, while 518 (71 percent) voted yes, exceeding the 67 percent of all owners required for passage. Flood Insurance and Campus Lighting Re-wiring top the April Board Agenda Every year at this time the renewals for our association flood insurance policies come to the board for approval. Although as much care as possible is taken at budget time to project this major – and required – expenditure, the actual rates are not set by the insurers until 45 days before our April 15, renewal date. This year, through a combination of higher fees levied by FEMA and rate increases from our carrier, the board was faced with approving renewal premium increases of 20 percent versus our budgeted estimates of five percent. The reserve capacity built into our Insurance Renewal Fund will allow the resulting overage of approximately $70,000 to be absorbed without direct impact on our operating budget. Action was also taken by the board to speed up the process of replacing the aging underground wiring for our campus lighting. PC has an effort underway to replace this wiring, but the age and vulnerability of this system has been evidencing itself in increasing A review on being prepared for a storm. numbers of outages that leave portions of neighborhoods without street, building and carport lights, requiring emergency repairs by our already very busy chief electrician. More full-time electrician attention is required to address this safety and disruption concern more quickly than present resources allow. The expenditure the board authorized involves the commitment of funds for an additional full-time electrician’s assistant not only for the balance of this year, but also has budget implications for our 2016 budget. The added expense for this year is unbudgeted, continued on page 9 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Editorial Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PC Climate Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Meet Your Neighbor . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 President’s Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Connie’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PELICAN C  n e w s  VOLUME XLI NO. 5     All the news that fits     Movie Night 7 p.m.     Pavilion  May 14   28 Happy Hou...
MAY 2015 2 Editorial Notes – an Occasional Communication PC NEWS JUNE/JULY ISSUE DEADLINES: Articles – Monday, May 18 Advertising – Wednesday, May 20 By Alice Hawrilenko As you will see on the masthead our staff has increased dramatically this issue. We welcomed Donna Anderson on board in February and she continues to do an outstanding job as our features editor. She has also been working hard as our feature writer! There has been lots of positive feedback on her profiles which appear in her “Meet your Neighbor” column. If you have any ideas for feature stories you would like to see appear in the PC News, you can contact Donna by email at andonnae@aol.com or by phone. Her number is listed in the PC Directory. Features Editor.... Donna Anderson Joining us this month are four new proofreaders. Nancy Arnzen, Leny Cohen, Linda Katz and Linda Ritt have all stepped up to the plate. I want to thank them. It makes my job very manageable. I will miss Murray Sherry and Virginia Tashian. They have served PC professionally and with great loyalty for many years. They have earned a break. I am sure they will continue in the background giving sound advice and smart suggestions for future issues. Already Virginia has written articles and submitted photos. I am very grateful to them both for their help. Proofreaders........ Nancy Arnzen Leny Cohen Judy Katz Linda Ritt Finally I want to thank all of you, the readers who have contributed letters, articles and photographs. Without your input this cannot be a community newsletter. Please continue to call or write with suggestions. I am open to all ideas and I follow up on them as quickly as possible. Board Liaison...... Lisa Yellin If I overlook something please call me on it! I will do my best to make it right. And that leads me to this… Editorial Staff Editor................... Alice Hawrilenko Production........... Leslie Walter Board President.... Gary Gulden The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condominium Association, primarily to keep Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. Members of the Association are invited to suggest items for publication. Deadline for advertising is the 20th of each month. The Pelican Cove News is published monthly except for the summer when it is published bimonthly. The address for the News is: Pelican Cove News 1615 Pelican Point Drive Sarasota, FL 34231-6721 (941) 966-5674 Editorial email: pcneditors@gmail.com Advertising email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com Website: www.pelicancovecondo.com PC Office email: pelicancove@comcast.net Last month I made some serious mistakes with photo credits. Photos that were attributed to James Redmond were actually taken by Jack Livingston. The photos that were attributed to Jack Livingston were actually taken by Jane Freund. I deeply regret the errors. As a result of these mistakes, I have worked out a better system for keeping photos properly identified. Hopefully incorrect credits will not happen again. Here’s to a rewarding and enjoyable partnership with all my fellow PCers. Employee Appreciation Fund By Mary Bates Amundson Dear friends: I want to thank all of you for participating in a very successful Employee Appreciation Gift Fund for 2014. The final amount collected was $54,705, which is an all-time high!  Many employees have expressed their gratitude which makes all of us feel good about the effort! Chuck and Marilyn Shipman have agreed to take the helm next year. They will do a very fine job, I am sure, and I wish to thank them for agreeing to take over.     I would also like to say that the happy looks on the faces of our employees when they received their checks will be among some of my favorite memories of chairing this group.   Let’s hope that 2015 will be even more successful than 2014!  Cheers, Mary Letters to the Editor: The Pelican Cove News will consider publishing letters to the Editor. When requested by the Editor or President, an Editorial Review Board composed of the Editor, the President, and three owners will judge the suitability of questionable letters or articles by majority vote. Letters must be no longer than 250 words. The editor may condense letters to save space, while preserving the essential substance. Letters must be signed and must not defame or malign individuals or groups. Letters that contain errors of fact will be returned to authors for correction, after which they will be considered for publication.
MAY 2015  2  Editorial Notes     an Occasional Communication  PC NEWS JUNE JULY ISSUE DEADLINES  Articles     Monday, May ...
MAY 2015 3 President’s Post BOARD/COMMITTEE MEETINGS By Gary Gulden, President The lovely spring weather continues here at PC, accompanied by the increasing northern migration of our snowbirds - including the Guldens. While our program activities start shifting toward their quieter summer mode, there remain some important business activities that I want to keep you informed about. By now most PC owners have learned that the proposal to amend our Declaration of Condominium to limit ownership of PC units by other than ”residents or resident-controlled entities” received “yes” votes in excess of the required adoption threshold of two-thirds of all unit owners. What I would like to draw attention to, however, is not the result, but rather the degree of participation in that vote and the effort required to obtain that level. In all, 570 votes were cast, meaning that 160 owners or over 20 percent, chose not to participate in spite of two waves of very vigorous get-out-the-vote efforts by the staff and a sizeable group of volunteers led by the Planning Committee. It is concerning that so much effort is needed to motivate owner response to matters of community concern. At the recent Annual Meeting where the results were announced, the Planning Committee was urged to extract the lessons learned from this experience by documenting all of the various obstacles encountered in this effort, and assessing the effectiveness of the various forms and channels of communication involved. We look forward to their findings and recommendations. Committee meetings scheduled for the month of May. Check Channel 195, the PC website or the Office for any changes. Board Workshop Tuesday, May 12 – 1:30 p.m. Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, May 19 – 1:30 p.m. Pelican Pavilion B & F Committee Friday, May 8 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Finance Committee Friday, May 22 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, May 6 – 9 a.m. Harbor Club Elsewhere in this issue is a report of higher-than-budgeted costs for our 2015-2016 flood insurance. Again I draw your attention not to the instance, but to the policy and practice the Association has long ago adopted to cushion the impact of such unanticipated increases in insurance expenses. The total cost of PC’s insurance policies for fire, windstorm, flood, liability, and commercial crime is the single largest item in our budget, representing more than 25 percent. And despite best efforts by our staff, Finance Committee and insurance agents, insurance premiums – especially for windstorm and flood protection – are notoriously difficult to forecast. Mother Nature is a principal culprit, but so are state and federal agency decisions and the ebb and flow of capital into the insurance and reinsurance marketplaces. To help absorb the impact of this uncertainty the association has established The Insurance Renewal Fund. continued on page 11 Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane Season Starts June 1 As soon as Sarasota County issues a tropical storm or hurricane warning, residents must remove all outdoor objects, patio furniture, hanging pots, grills, hoses, plants, decorative items and other unsecured items. These must be moved inside to limit the amount of flying debris. Fire Department regulations do not permit storage of propane tanks in apartments. EMPTY propane tanks can be stored in a carport storage area. If you do not have a carport storage area, EMPTY propane tanks must be chained to the carport post. Full tanks should be emptied. If it is necessary for the Pelican Cove staff to remove such items, the owners will be fined $100 per storm, plus the costs of item removal. Now is the time to make your evacuation plans. Don’t wait to gather your supplies: bottled water, nonperishable food, first aid kit, etc. If you will need assistance evacuating your unit, it is important that you pre-register by calling the Sarasota County Special Needs Registration at (941) 861-5000.
MAY 2015  3  President   s Post BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS  By Gary Gulden, President   The lovely spring weather continues ...
MAY 2015 4 Members of the PC Forum on Climate change who met with Representative Vern Buchanan’s staff. (Lois Kostner photo) PC Climate Change Seminar meets with Buchanan Staff By George Ubogy A baker’s dozen of Pelican Covers met with Danny Bilyeu, Field Representative for our local congressman, Vern Buchanan, on Wednesday, March 18. Our delegation, Betty and Jack Dollries, Roberta and Willard Block, Jules Lipow, John Ross, Marcia Bok, Helene Sussman, Lois Kostner, Jeff Borenstein, Ivan Krakowsky and George Ubogy are among those who have been studying the effects of climate change and the measures that might be taken to mitigate its effects, under the leadership of Lou Levitt. A subcommittee of our study Summer 2015 Roadwork By Jack Stevens, Maintenance Coordinator This summer we will be completing the last phase of our major roadwork project. We are scheduling this work for June, July, and part of August. It will take place in the following neighborhoods at the listed addresses: Bayhouses at 1601/1603 and 1615/1617 Bayhouse Point Drive and 1505, 1510/1512, 1511/1515, 1518/1520, 1519, and 1526 Pelican Point Drive. Harborhouses at 1525/1529 and 1601 Pelican Point Drive and 1607, 1621, and group that had been considering nonpolluting sources of energy generation called attention to the use of thorium as a significantly safer and more inexpensive alternative to uranium in nuclear power plants. Measures needed to counteract the economic relocations and dislocations which would result from a decision to drastically curtail the extraction and burning of fossil fuels were enumerated. Krakowsky forcefully stressed that it was difficult to exaggerate the importance of this issue as a destabilizer of the nation in general and of Sarasota in particular. Three areas were emphasized: 1. Our group feels that the nation, Florida and Sarasota would greatly benefit from increased attention 1627 Boathouse Circle. Treehouses at 1634/1630 Treehouse Circle. Parking spots, including carport areas, are included in this work. Parked vehicles in these areas will interfere with roadwork and must be relocated during different stages of the project. Please be sure to leave keys for your vehicle accessible in your unit, OR have the vehicle removed from the property prior to leaving, OR be available on site to relocate your vehicle as required. These relocations will typically be for to this vital subject. The March newspaper reports of a Florida land management planner being placed on unsalaried leave for discussing “climate change” and his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline at a recent meeting of state land planners are alarming. That he would be required to obtain medical clearance – including a mental health examination – before being allowed to return to work, are disturbing.  Climate change is an existential threat to Sarasota. 2. The development of safe nuclear energy as an additional supplier of the country’s energy needs must be researched and advanced. continued on page 11 one day at a time. For those remaining on property we will be issuing a proposed schedule for work in your area. Once work begins, we will keep you updated on significant changes to the schedule and will notify you at least one day prior to needing vehicles relocated. This is the final phase of a large scale roadwork project that began in 2013. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in allowing these much needed improvements to be completed.
MAY 2015  4  Members of the PC Forum on Climate change who met with Representative Vern Buchanan   s staff.  Lois Kostner ...
MAY 2015 Connie’s Corner By Connie Lang, General Manager The grounds crew recently maintained the main road area including the butterfly garden. New butterflyattracting plants were installed in the garden. The staff will be doing heavy trimming soon. They installed a holly tree as a screen and replaced a Hong Kong Orchid tree. The carpenters are maintaining the 11th Glenhouse building at 1709 Pelican Cove Road; the next building will be 1707 Pelican Cove Road. The painters are painting the 10th Glenhouse building at 1715 Pelican Cove Road. The recycle dumpster enclosure near 1709 Pelican Cove Road has been expanded. We will be reviewing the 5 recycle enclosures during the summer, expanding them as we can and building new ones as appropriate. With more residents actively recycling and with the County accepting more recyclable items, some of the dumpsters are overflowing before the weekly pickup by the County. As well, it has been taking Waste Management two days to complete the recycle pickup at Pelican Cove. We are working with them to improve the pickup schedule as much as possible. We replaced the sound management system in the control panel for the Pavilion sound and television broadcast system. Funds for this replacement were allocated in the Reserve Fund. We continue to use the pipe inspection camera to locate and repair sewer line issues and we are beginning to use the camera to investigate the condition of the storm water drains on the property. The staff mailed the Group/Club Reservation Forms and Financial Statement Forms to the board recognized Groups/Clubs. These forms should be returned by June 30. If your group is dissolving, your group should turn in a Group Dissolution Form. The staff mailed informational letters to Employee of the Quarter Name: Carmel Ruiz-Bosch Position: Human Resources/Customer Service Representative Employed Since: November 7, 2007 Hometown: South Holland, Illinois Favorite Things about Pelican Cove: The beautiful surroundings and having such a great team of employees to work with each day. General Manager Comment on above employee: Carmel does an admirable job of handling personnel issues, administering real estate sales and leases, providing accounting data entry and assisting guests in the lobby, and does so in a smiling and friendly fashion. Runner Up: Mike Stockhill, Electrician those owners who will be affected by the summer road improvement project. As of March, the office had assisted with 10 real estate sales as compared to 19 as of March 2014. The new server computer was successfully installed and has been in use for several weeks. Recently, the staff received 49 work orders in one day from owners who were preparing to leave their units for the summer. Office Notes Deed Changes If the deed to your unit changes, it is your responsibility to provide the PC Office with a recorded copy. Ownership frequently changes after the death of a spouse or if the unit is included as part of a Trust. The Association needs to know who the official property owner is – not just who occupies the unit. Event Scheduling A “2015-16 Reservation Request Form” has been mailed to the Chairs of each of PC’s Standing Committee and the designated contact person for each Board Recognized Group. If the contact person for your group or committee does not receive this information by May 1, please contact Leslie Walter at the PC Office or at leslie@pelicancovecondo.com. These forms are to be completed and returned to the PC Office by June 30 so that the 20152016 activities calendar can be prepared. Those submitting requests after this deadline will find their choices limited to the remaining time-slots; so, it is important that this deadline be met.
MAY 2015  Connie   s Corner  By Connie Lang, General Manager    The grounds crew recently maintained the main road area in...
MAY 2015 6 Committee Doings, April Following are highlights of the April committee meetings. Buildings & Facilities (April 10) – Discussion covered many issues to include: clean dryer vents (one fire occurred a few years ago); install Bocce courts; add a tennis backboard; limit finishes on outside decks; upgrade the gatehouse; bring hand rails to second floor units up to 2015 County Code requirements; see if grant money is available to help defray the cost of the three catch basins that need to be installed this summer during road work projects; and expand the doggy park. No further action was taken. Communications (April 14) – A subcommittee was formed to look into new bulletin board possibilities/designs; they will meet over the summer. There will be three Meet and Greets and one New Owners Welcome scheduled for the 2015-2016 season. The 2015-2016 season is the 35th Anniversary of Pelican Cove; the committee chair will contact the board to begin discussion on celebration activities. Finance (April 15) – A subcommittee was formed to work over the summer to prioritize pending new projects.  The committee will also examine the cost of staff assistance to support board Approved Clubs/Activities and prepare a report for the board.  The Harbor Committee requested approval of funding of kayak/canoe rack expansion up to $7000. The Finance Committee recommended that the Harbor Committee use funds from the General Fund and will recommend this to the board. The committee reviewed spending and revenue year-to-date and both are on target. There are no units **over 31 days delinquent in payment of maintenance fees. Grounds (April 8) – Harriet Gayle’s tours were cancelled due to illness. The committee discussed the need to budget for replacement/damaged landscaping in the roofing budget. A motion was made, seconded and approved to join the shell path behind the Pavilion with a fast growing tall shrub to screen the residential side from the Pavilion side. The grounds rules were reviewed and a motion was made to keep the rules as is with no changes. Harbor (April 1) – The harbor dredging project was discussed and further action was postponed until survey results are received.  The expansion of the Clower Creek kayak racks was discussed and the committee took two actions: 1. it voted to have to have the expanded kayak area outlined with survey posts in order for residents to visualize the area the expansion would take, and 2. it voted to sponsor a Public Forum on this issue to be held at the Pavilion, at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20. (See story page 11.) Planning (April 9) – Upon review of the results of the successful owners’ vote, it was agreed that an extensive campaign to get out the vote should be the model for future issues. To date the survey has 412 responses compared to a total of 434 in previous years. A final report will be submitted to the board along with the committee’s recommendations for potential board action on issues raised by the survey results. It was decided that the proposed Dispute Resolution Program not be added to the Rules Committee’s responsibilities in its charter. Instead, the Planning Committee will recommend to the board that a Dispute Resolution Committee, independent of any existing committees, be appointed by the board. It was agreed that a comprehensive physical master plan for Pelican Cove should include all elements related to PC’s physical space, with a special section on ecology. In the fall, the committee will take up the questions for possible votes of the association membership next year relating to limiting the number of condos that can be owned by resident owners, allowing the use of scooters with restrictions and allowing ownership of light trucks under certain circumstances. Rules (April 20) – Although there was a quorum no resolutions were passed. The discussion centered on safety concerns regarding gas grills. Propane gas can explode and cause a major fire. The danger is exacerbated when people place the grills closer than the required ten feet from the dwelling and when they don’t empty the containers before leaving to go away. An email blast will be sent by the PC Office and an article sent to the PC News alerting residents to this danger and requesting that they report any infractions of this rule to the office. This is a safety issue of concern to us all. Website – Did You Know?? By Erlinda Rejino Did you know that you can add an event to the calendar using an electronic form? Those of you who have activities to schedule can add those activities to the calendar by using the “Add an Event to the Website Calendar” e-form. On the current website you click on forms on the left hand menu and then select the “Add an event” e-form. Complete the form with the name of the club/group/committee sponsoring the event, the date, time and location and a description of the event. Click submit and the event is sent to the website administrator for review. You will receive a confirmation email and at that time you have an opportunity to submit a picture if you so desire. The more we use the electronic forms the more we will be able to increase the efficient use of our staff’s time and improve accuracy of the information available on the website.
MAY 2015  6  Committee Doings, April Following are highlights of the April committee meetings. Buildings   Facilities  Apr...
MAY 2015 7 PC Coffee Programs – Review and Preview By Janet Hasselbring Angel Trumpet By Veronica Tcherevkoff Pelican Cove is host to a number of shrubs, trees and plants. I doubt I would have given a second glance to the spindly tree that was growing along the drive, a short distance from the Gatehouse, if it had not been for a delicious sweet fragrance that wafted through my car window one night last week. I stopped and gazed in amazement at the 9-10 inch blooms that covered the tree; they resembled huge inverted Easter Lilies. The fragrance was almost overwhelming. A handy plaque named the tree as “Datura Arborea” or Angel Trumpet. I decided to dig further. This tree is part of the “Brugmansia” family. It hales from South America where for many generations the plant was used for medicinal purposes. The leaves were applied externally for skin conditions and joint pain in the form of a poultice. The fruit is extremely toxic containing scopolamine, hyoscyamine and atropine. In small doses the juice of the fruit was used to treat pain, insomnia, allergies and digestive problems. In large quantities it was used to drug the widows who were to be burned along with their recently dead husband! The extreme evening fragrance attracts the moths needed for pollination. Who knew that a tree with such a past was growing among us! Nature is a marvel! Security Reminder! Please be sure to lock your vehicles and your doors before retiring for the evening. After a hiatus of several years, a number of vehicles were broken into over the weekend of April 26-27. One vehicle was stolen. The gatehouse attendant was able to give the sheriff a description of the driver of the stolen vehicle.  Looking back: Thanks to your generous donations, the Coffee Programs Committee was able to send contributions to the following organizations represented by this season’s speakers: Rotarians for Hearing, “Dangers of Living with Hearing Loss,” by Ellen Haggarty; Peace River Wildlife Refuge Center, “The Bird in all of Us,” by Larry Monat; Sarasota Academy of the Arts, “Musical Revue,” by students; Children’s Aid Society “Museums In and Out,” by Ralph Schiller and the Seniors vs. Crime Project, Office of the FL Attorney General, “Seniors vs. Crime,” by Fred Traub. Thanks to Betty Mitchell, our treasurer, Judy Jones for the marvelous goodies, Ette Wurtzel and Mary Bates Amundson for the beautiful floral arrangements, Pat Klugherz, brochures and Annette Zaffiro, Donna Anderson, Roz Kalinowski and Marilou Cannici, greeters/hostesses. Finally, thanks to all of you who supported our programs. Looking Ahead: Coffee Programs 2015/2016 - “Our World, Our Community, Ourselves” November, 2015 – An “Historic Spanish Point Coffee with Bertha Palmer”. Learn about the history and culture of this historic landmark, and its place in the settling of Sarasota. January, 2016, – “A History of Pelican Cove,” with historian John Adler. A resident of Pelican Cove, since its beginnings, John will share the history of our relationships with our neighbors, Bay Village, the Eide property and Benderson, and the negotiations that occurred over the years. February, 2016 – “The Art of Simplifying Your Life,” Learn the psychological and practical implications of purging your stuff with Andy Rousseau, downsizeologist. March, 2016 – Just in time for spring training: “Jackie Robinson and Paul Robeson – COLLISION!” with Mark Altschuler, baseball devotee and aficionado. Mark will share the presentation he gave at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY a few years ago. March 2016 – SELAH Freedom, with Elizabeth Fisher, CEO of Sarasota chapter. Florida, ranks third in the nation in sex trafficking and Sarasota is second in the state. It seems impossible and totally incongruous that Sarasota, a mecca for arts and culture, is a major venue for sex trafficking. Find out what is being done to save our children and how you can get involved. “If you {show mercy} unto the least of these…” To be scheduled – a return evening performance by students from the Sarasota Academy of the Arts. Stay tuned.
MAY 2015  7  PC Coffee Programs     Review and Preview By Janet Hasselbring  Angel Trumpet By Veronica Tcherevkoff   Pelic...
MAY 2015 8 Meet Your Neighbor: Sue Spicer By Donna Anderson Sue Spicer and her dog Mason are regular faces on the streets and pathways of Pelican Cove. Mason, a big, young goldador pup (half lab and half golden retriever), needs to be worked; Sue enjoys experiencing the surrounding nature. “It’s beautiful in here, from what I hear, and I can hear the birds and touch the plants… .and smell the flowers… .so it’s beautiful to me too.” They walk together several times daily. A chat with Sue is laced with asides to her good-looking dog. Highly educated, Sue holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education and in Social Work. Life began, however, with lower expectations. “What they say is that I weighed 2 pounds when I was born. You’d never know it now,” she adds with a grin. “But I was born at home in the country, in Arkansas, in a little bitty town that I’m sure wasn’t even incorporated at the time… . they didn’t put the drops in my eye and I developed a staph infection… .so I’ve been blind since birth.” Her blindness has never held Sue back. The doctor told her parents about a possible opportunity, and young Sue was taken to Little Rock, to reside at the Arkansas School for the Blind. After graduation, she attended Henderson State College, receiving her first Bachelor’s degree. She began teaching music far from home, setting her on a life track of travel and service. “I taught 5 years in South Dakota, the School for the Blind [and Visually Impaired], music, all twelve grades. It was cold… .cold… .” She loved teaching. Then, she decided to get a master’s at a little college in Aberdeen, teaching there as well. Sue met her husband while in South Dakota, and they married in 1972. “His wife died, and we got together, and as they say, the rest is history. We traveled a lot… .Mason, lay down, you don’t [do that] in front of people, that’s not nice. Let’s scratch your tummy… .We [moved to] Casper, Wyoming, and I saw that they had an extension program in social work. My husband had just had a heart attack, and I became interested in [it], especially hospital social work, and so I went and got a bachelor’s… .at the University of Wyoming.” Her graduation was followed by a move to Illinois, to be nearer her then ill stepdaughter. Soon, however, Sue had extra time. “I discovered that Champagne had a Master’s Program in Social Work.” She completed it and began working with the chronically mentally ill. “I loved social work,” Sue says. “The only thing you have to remember about the chronically mentally ill is … . you’re going to see improvement, and then you’re going to see a back slide, because of the nature of the condition. They’ll quit taking their medications because they think they are better… .Then I taught adult services rehab. And I worked with people who were 55 and over, and who were visually impaired. And, oh yes, you saw lots of progress there… .And that is always rewarding.” “I remember one time especially… .I went down… .to get a Diet Coke. This man who was… .not well enough to be any place but day treatment said, ‘May I help you get what you’d like to drink?’ I could have very well gotten it for myself, but I said, ‘You know what, I’d really appreciate that.’ So I gave him the money and he got it for me. And he was so pleased, because he could do something for somebody else. I’ll never forget that. You think you’re helping them, and sometimes helping them is letting them help you.” The decision to move to Sarasota was multi-faceted. Warm temperatures, a closer proximity to her sister, Kay, the 24-hour manned gate house here, Pelican Cove University and other programs were factors in choosing our neighborhood. Yet, retirement has given Sue little time to participate in the daytime activities. She is an elected member of her church’s board, with duties including “a lot of visiting and phone calls.” She’s also a member of the Lion’s Club of Venice. She lunches with a group of puppy raisers weekly and on Wednesday mornings she attends a craft class where she weaves beautiful, freeform, blue-ribbon winning baskets. “I crochet, I play the piano, read, I watch TV. I say I watch TV because you talk the way normal people do… .you don’t come up with special speech for people who are blind. I sing in the church choir [and] play piano for my own amazement and amusement. Once in a while I’ll play for a nursing home.” She would play more if she could still reliably memorize music. “You have to memorize it measure for measure,” she says, “because you can’t read with one hand and play with both. If I could [still] play classical, I would love that… .And I love to crochet.” She crochets lap robes for veterans in Tampa, and on Tuesday’s joins a ‘knit and sew’ group at church. There, she stuffs pillows for cancer patients that need cushions to hold after surgery. In March, Sue and Mason joined many others in Payne Park for the Southeastern Guide Dog Walkathon. While final amounts raised will not be known until later this month, she more than met her pledge goal. Sue enjoys treks to museums and other exhibitions. “Sculpture is wonderful.” She’s found that some attractions provide Braille maps, but going with friends who explain what is continued on page 12
MAY 2015  8  Meet Your Neighbor  Sue Spicer By Donna Anderson  Sue Spicer and her dog Mason are regular faces on the stree...
MAY 2015 9 Summing Up the Season By Felice Perlmutter & Libby Ross The final two Pelican Programs ran the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. One of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th Century, Mikhail Baryshnikov,  danced his way through a dazzling series of films, presented by Dina Shachar-Labis, from his signature early command of the classical tradition in Vestris, to his work in the United States after his defection from the Soviet Union in 1974. Film after film showed his embrace of contemporary dance, from Twyla Tharp’s Push Come to Shove, his partnership with the great Gregory Hines in the movie White Nights, to Broadway in Oklahoma and a star turn (by supremely blending into the crowd) in Chorus Line. Our Show of Shows at Pelican Cove brought together the antics of funnyman Earl Kaplan ably accompanied by Jerry Bilik. They wowed the audience in advance of highlights from that great comedy team of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, much beloved stars of the television of our youth. The brilliant gobbledygook of Caesar’s General, the rubber-faced Imogene Coca’s traditional wife and other skits, each funnier than the last, kept the audience laughing while recalling simpler times. And the party following the event, with twinkling lights and good cheer, was a fitting way to draw the season to a close. Right now we are fine-tuning our 2016 season and excited about new frontiers. All we are willing to tell you right now is that Pelican Cove’s own Jerry Bilik will present the grand opening of the season. See you next year!   Happy Hour Website Word By Marilou Cannici By Erlinda Rejino The popular Happy Hour, open to all residents, will resume at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at The Wilbanks and will continue every second and fourth Thursday through September 10. Residents are invited to bring an appetizer to share along with their own beverage. What is the latest “word” on the website review? Thank you to the 23 board Recognized Club/Groups that have completed their new webpages for the revised website. It has been fun to see the pages develop and the excitement about the potential of the website growing among the groups. Eleven more webpages are in development and will be ready for the testing phase by early summer. These BYO gatherings have become a popular tradition and are a way for residents to meet up in the off season. New residents, singles and couples are encouraged to join other Pelican Covers for these informal evenings where they can get together and exchange hot news while enjoying an array of nibbles, usually a supper in itself. Each evening is headed up by volunteers who coordinate the food serving and cleanup. If you wish to host one of these evenings, please call Marilou Cannici at (941) 966-7535. We are still on schedule for a fall implementation. The Website Review Committee will continue to meet through the summer to complete the work and test the site. Our “geek squad” is growing. We have some volunteers to help with the testing and some to help with the user orientation as well. More are needed so let us know if you are interested at pcwebsitereview@gmail.com or contact Erlinda Rejino at (518) 728-5129. Board Business from page 1 and will be paid by a transfer from the Contingency Fund. Other actions at the April meeting included the following: - Approval of the change in the Bay and Water Committee’s name to the “Bay and Water Environmental Committee” - An amendment to The Rules We Live By concerning notifying the office of the name and contact information of your house checker.
MAY 2015  9  Summing Up the Season By Felice Perlmutter   Libby Ross   The final two Pelican Programs ran the gamut from t...
MAY 2015 10 Kayak and Canoe Enthusiasts Tour of Eide Library By Frank Rivera By Connie Lang The start of the hurricane season is just a month away. All kayaks and canoes must be secured with heavy straps or lines that will withstand gale force winds. I recommend straps. They are a lot easier to use than lines. Under no conditions are you to leave your kayak/canoe secured with bungee cords only. A kayak/canoe caught up in high winds can easily penetrate the walls of a condo. If you are a full-time resident and use bungees you must switch to straps or heavy lines when a hurricane is forecast. Make sure that the office has the name, address and phone number of your alternate contact person. Harold Mitchell, President of the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation, graciously invited George Edmonds, who was an acquaintance of Elling Eide, and me to tour the library that is nearing the end of construction. Modern and white with bamboo floor, the structure is a two-story building with many rooms of remote-controlled library shelving and wall shelving. At this time, none of the volumes have been installed in the library. A survey was made in April and the owners of deficient tie-downs will be notified. A follow up survey will be made in May. At that time anyone with tie down deficiencies will be notified again. In June any deficiencies found not corrected will be fixed by the Harbor Committee at a cost of $350 plus the cost of any materials such as straps or tie-down lines. Also, please make sure that your kayak/canoe is placed in a rack with the kayak/canoe number corresponding to the rack number easily visible. There are lots of critters making their homes behind the racks and they get annoyed when we invade their privacy looking for a number. Thanks for your cooperation. MOVIE NIGHT Earl Kaplan Two movie nights this month: Sunday, May 4 and Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Watch for more information on Channel 195 or the PC website, www.pelicancovecondo.com. Movie Nights are open to all residents and are sponsored by the PC Social Club. Mitchell hopes to open the library in 12 to 18 months. The final finishes are being installed inside the library and the entrance area is being completed. The structure began as a residential structure and was changed into a commercial structure after Elling Eide’s death. Structural changes and alterations to the property were made to accommodate commercial building and fire codes. The dirt road to the library is currently being widened in order to accommodate the largest fire truck that might possibly be needed. Fire escapes were installed at the library and wiring was altered. Writers Group Wants Your Tales! By Janet Hasselbring This is not a contest. All submissions will be accepted, edited only if necessary and with the writer’s permission, and collected in booklet form to be shared sometime during 2015-2016 season. Submissions should be 800 - 1000 words, typed if at all possible, double spaced, preferably in Word format, with any biographical information you wish to include. They can be emailed to janhasselbring@yahoo.com or veetash@comcast.net or brought to the Office, to the Writers’ Group box, clearly marked, “Tales Out of Pelican Cove.” Please let us know if you would be willing to read your story. The Foundation recently hired a head librarian and an assistant librarian. The long-serving historian continues to sort the volumes in another building on the property. The librarian offices are located downstairs. An upstairs lobby area will serve as a display location for historical Chinese artifacts. A caterer’s kitchen will service the dining area. A dining room showcases an oil painting which originated in the land that is now Iran. It was restored and has been mounted to the ceiling. It was an artifact that was discovered in Eide’s collections. The foundation offices are located upstairs. The view from Mitchell’s office encompasses the lake and the bay. We named the local alligator Eleanor Eide while we were there. A guest suite is located upstairs but is separate from the library. The grounds are being maintained by the long-time caretaker and his son but they are not being improved at this time. Mitchell hired a lake service that cleared the lake of duckweed. It looks much better than when I was last there. The Foundation will likely invite Pelican Cove residents to visit the property when the library is completed but that will be at least a year from now. PC University By JoEllen DeMarco Toby Cosin has offered to facilitate a Great Books discussion this summer if folks who already own the books she used in 2014 will participate, or be willing to lend their books to the summer students. The book is “The Short Story Omnibus” published by the Great Books Foundation. Please contact JoEllen/ Charles DeMarco at (941) 966-7823 or demarco1936@comcast.net.
MAY 2015  10  Kayak and Canoe Enthusiasts Tour of Eide Library By Frank Rivera  By Connie Lang    The start of the hurrica...
MAY 2015 11 Kayak Storage Forum By Virginia Tashian An Open Forum hosted by the Harbor Committee on April 20 attracted an audience of close to 80. While many appeared to be from Far Harbor, there were also residents from other areas in PC. Following several months of exploring and researching options, the HC shared five ways to meet the continuing demand for more kayak storage space, each with a greater level of difficulty, beginning with the easiest to complete. Three of the five options focused on better utilizing the existing storage site at Clower Creek without having to develop a brand new site or invade another neighborhood. However, one option did suggest building new storage immediately across the bridge to Far Harbor. Another option, arising from Management, proposes to build a platform, or decking, over water in the northeast corner of the harbor. After the presentation, the floor was opened for residents to share their views and suggestions. Over 20 residents expressed opinions. Speakers came almost equally from inside and outside Far Harbor. The primary concerns were safety, increased foot traffic over a narrow bridge where visibility is already a problem and parking. Many of those present commended the HC for the wide range of options considered and the hard work involved. The topic will be again discussed at the Harbor Committee meeting on May 6, before recommendations, if any, are made to the Board. Social Club President’s Post from page 3 Contributions from our monthly maintenance fees are made to the Insurance Renewal Fund each month so that we have enough cash available to make our premium payments when they come due and avoid the cost of financing those payments with the insurance companies. However, the fund has also been designed to have a significant amount of money in it (currently in excess of $500,000) at the lowest point of its annual cash flow. From time to time criticism has been leveled at the practice of having this amount of money standing in reserve. However, it is vital to understand that it is this available reserve of funds that is drawn upon in situations like we face with this year’s unanticipated increase in our flood premiums, allowing us to avoid emergency assessments or severe cuts in our services to balance the budget. PC Climate Change Seminar from page 4 By Ro Forgie Save the date for the Memorial Day weekend - Sunday, May 24. The Pelican Cove Social Club will host a tribute to all veterans. Details on location and time will soon to be announced. This will be the last formal event until the end of September. IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Joe Kaster HA 103 March 24 We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends. New Owners – May NEWCOMER UNIT FROM: CITY, STATE/COUNTRY Robert Campbell & Jane Belopolsky BA158 Trumbull, CT 06611 William Erwin GL345 Bourbon, IN 46504 David & Sylvia Feinburg BA154 New York, NY 10025 Everett & Mary Gendler TR137 Great Barrington, MA 01230 Peter Grebot & Patricia GL461 Totnes, UK TQ9 5RP Harmon & Bonnie Pollock HA233 Salem, Virginia 24153 Irene Rhodes HA212 Princeton, NJ 08540 Jacqueline Roose HA212 Darnius, Spain Guillaume Ruff & Antoinette Aellen HA115 Geneva, Switzerland 3. Existing legislation is inadequate to deal with the severe social and economic dislocations that are being brought on by climate change (drought in the Pacific Northwest, increase in food prices due to shortages) and potential remedies (leaving coal and oil in the ground and using non-combustible energy sources). An interdisciplinary Congressional task force is needed to recommend legislation that could deal with these problems effectively Mr. Bilyeu attentively took notes, asked for some clarifications and pledged to pass on these concerns to Congressman Buchanan. Our group requested a follow-up visit to the office with greater interactive dialogue between them and ourselves. We also made an appointment with the office’s district director.
MAY 2015  11  Kayak Storage Forum By Virginia Tashian   An Open Forum hosted by the Harbor Committee on April 20 attracted...
NOVEMBER 12 Spicer from page 8 shown is especially fun. Years ago, Sue and her husband asked to join a tour at the White House. “Here came a guard, and she was tall… .she said, ‘Why don’t you come with me.’ We thought, Oh my Lord… .She said, ‘You know what, I’m going to take you beyond the ropes so that you can touch anything you want to’… .So we went into the state dining room, and I got to touch the silver service… .I said, ‘Won’t this get fingerprints on it? She said, ‘They polish it every day.’ The walls had flocked wall paper on them, and I got to touch that [too]. I keep saying [to people], ‘Close your eyes, and use the disabled card.” Sue doesn’t consider her blindness a disability, but an inconvenience. “I see a handicap as something most people can overcome. But sometimes, an inconvenience, you can’t overcome unless you have, like, transportation.” Getting to and from events is a challenge for her right here in Pelican Cove, especially the evening programs. CLASSIFIEDS 13 MAY 2015 “You can walk it,” she says, “but I’m When guide dogs are harnessed, she not about to walk it after dark. And asks, “[please] do not pet them. In fact, it’s a challenge for a lot of us. I have it’s better if you don’t even talk to them. tried so hard to get… .people to… Because they will look at you, and take .volunteer to pick people up, not just their mind off what they are doing.” But me but somebody in a walker or [with when not in harness, they’re just like any macular degeneration]… .You take other dog. According to Sue, Mason’s somebody from Brookhouse Circle, and viewpoint is, “You’ve got to pet me that would be an impossible walk, so because I’m so handsome. He is just full they don’t go. I don’t go.” Sue priority scheduling Prevent premature system failbelieves of it,” she beams. Receive that motorists don’t look carefully. It’s ure Reduce energy In the future, Sue says, “I would like consumption Prolong the life of your difficult to get to the side of the road in pollutantspeoplethe air understand each system Remove to see from try to inside your home. our lush surroundings. “People, honest other… .understand their differences… to goodness, people don’t look… .They .their likenesses… .and appreciate both. are not careful [and] doSignlook for our maintenance program with a neighnot up when Because they are like who we are in they back up.” many, many, many ways.” GET READY FOR THE BIG CHILL! $70 Maintenance Program Use our “Buddy System” and save BIG!: bor and you each get a $10 discount and 15% on all Days strolling through the materials. Get a $300Before parting,any asks for an discount on Sue neighborhood, however, are relatively opinion on the color of her placemats. HVAC replacement! worry-free. If you see Sue, she asks that She’s preparing Easter dinner for guests. CALL FREE you say ‘Hi,’ and tell her who you are. FOR A the menu: pork loin roast. There is On With hearing aids, she doesn’t always ESTIMATE TODAY! little she won’t take on, even with the know friends and neighbors. Further, inconvenience of DAN’S HEATING & COOLING, INC. blindness. Then, as she says, “When [Mason and I are] Mason wags his (941) 485-8020 a tail, Sue offers a warm walking down the street, and there’s a embrace. “I’m hugger,” she says. car coming, if people would just tap on CAC1814854 their horn, and say, ‘we’re coming in here,’ and tell me which way to go.”
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PELICAN C VE First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231 WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB: Classes, workshops, lectures and films. Annual Membership. Info: Merry Gerber (781)454-6640 or verymerryg@gmail.com. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic (941)966-1482. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano (716)352-6163. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion – Hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan-March, Wednesday, 3 p.m. Pavilion. Info: Pat Klugherz (941)918-0532 or Dixie Mahan (941)9184437. BALLROOM AND ETHNIC DANCE: Instruction on ballroom and ethnic dancing. Info: Vicky Geskos (617)721-3443 LINE DANCE: Meets Nov-April, Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Pavilion. Info: Dixie Mahan: (941)918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets December-April. Info: Beth Duggan, (941)350-6111. BIKE CLUB: Organized bike rides outside Of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie (781)925-4722 or blofchie@gmail.com MEN’S WATER EXERCISE: Meets Nov-April, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Don Black (941)966-6462. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: For Men and women, Monday -Thursday, 4 p.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Colleen MacLachlan (941)961-9088. NEIGHBOR-TO-NEIGHBOR: Need help? Info: Janet Hemond (941)966-3553 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan-March, Tuesday, 9 a.m. Pavilion Info: Barbara Jost (941)966-7544. OPEN POKER: Meets Oct-April, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Janet Hemond (941)966-3553. WRITERS GROUP: Discussion and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove. Info: Janet Hasselbring, (616)4020961. CINEMA CLUB: Meets monthly, Nov-Mar, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Pat Klugherz (941)918-0532. COFFEE PROGRAM: Meets monthly, Nov-Mar, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616)402-0961. CULINARY CLUB: Meets for Thematic Dinners. First Saturday each month, Jan-April. Infor: Helene Crawford (941)966-3029 DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Meets Jan-April, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pavilion, Info: arline neufeld arline.david@juno.com EXERCISES-TO-GO: Meets Jan-Mar, Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Info: Rita Breen, (941)966-1485. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets monthly at different locations. Info: Judy Black (941)966-6462. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, December-March. Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard. GET FIT: Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at Pavilion, 4-5 p.m. Info: Leanne Platfoot (239)481-1311. PARTY BRIDGE: Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wilbanks. Info: Warren Lappin (941)266-5513 or Olga Peters, (941)966-4483. PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY: Classes held at various Association facilities. Info: Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth, (941)244-2043. PELICAN PROGRAMS: Meets monthly, January through March. Info: Felice Perlmutter (941)966-5880 or Libby Ross (845)245-8330. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan Through March, Frida, 9:30 A.m., Harbor Club. Labs Meet Thursday, 3 P.m. At Wilbanks. Info: Susan Smith (941)966-5797. JAZZ GROUP: Meets Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Jan - Mar at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. Info: Bobby Barnhardt (941)966-1352. POETRY GROUP: Meets December through May, every two weeks. Info: Barabara Keller (317)691-3585 or Peter Bergas (941)966-3245. KAYAK/CANOE CLUB: Organized outings on the water. Info: Frank Rivera: (941)918-9475 or rrogercat@aol..com. SCULPTURE CLUB: Coordinator: Marcia Wolfson (941)966-4855. SOCIAL CLUB: Membership open to all residents. $15 per person per year. Info: Beth Duggan (941)350-6111. WOODWORKING: Daily 8 a.m. — 10 p.m. by key. $15 yearly + $25 initiation feel President, Jeff Fernald: (941)966-8824; V.P. Ed Yellin (941)966-0168. YACHT CLUB: Scheduled rendezvous. $20 annually plus $10 initiation fee. Info: Frank Anderson (301)452-3157. YAPPY HOUR: Dog lovers meet in the dog park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m. Info: Kayla Niles (941)9181777. YOGA: Meets every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 a.m. Info: Laura Shulman (845)338-7970 or lauragshulman@gmail. com. Chair Yoga meets January through March at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.
PELICAN C VE  First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133  1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 3...